Music on the Hill (MOTH), Ages 9-19

Music on the Hill (MOTH), Ages 9-19

  

Summer Music Program for Preteen & High School Students

Looking for a unique summer music program? MOTH is perfect for music students in middle school or high school in Belmont and the greater Boston area hoping to work on their instruments before the fall!



Click here to view our Summer 2017 Full Day Programs Brochure.

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What is Music on the Hill?

Music on the Hill (MOTH) is a three-week chamber music program offering a well-rounded curriculum of daily orchestra rehearsals, musicianship classes, electives, and private lessons. MOTH students play in two chamber ensembles, weekly solo recitals, and the MOTH orchestra, and can explore new genres of music through jazz and fiddle electives. The program ends with performances by all ensembles. Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program provides leadership experience for students ages 16-19. CIT students assist with activities throughout the day, and have daily rehearsal and coaching time within their CIT ensembles.

Our program is designed for motivated intermediate to advanced instrumentalists who are eager to have fun making music with others. MOTH faculty members are well-known for their experience and success with young people at this formative and decisive stage of musical development. Participants come away with a heightened musical awareness, new friendships, and an enthusiastic interest in being part of future chamber music ensembles and orchestras.

 

MOTH 2017

Ages 9-15, Ages 16-19 Counselors-in-Training (CITs)

3-Week Session: July 3 - Friday, July 21, 2017 (no July 4)
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Pick up: 4:35 - 4:45 pm)

MOTH Concerts:

  • Chamber Concert: Wed, July 19, 6:30 pm, First Church in Belmont, 404 Concord Avenue
  • Chamber Concert: Thurs, July 20, 6:30 pm, First Church in Belmont, 404 Concord Avenue
  • Orchestra/Jazz/Fiddle: Fri, July 21, 6:30 pm, First Church in Belmont, 404 Concord Avenue
  • Faculty Concert: Tues, July 11, 6:30 pm, First Church in Belmont, 404 Concord Avenue

Core Faculty & Staff (subject to change):

MOTH Artistic Director: Dr. Meghan Jacoby
MOTH Assistant Artistic Director: Liana Zaretsky
MOTH Program Manager: Dr. Daniel Acsadi

Daniel Acsadi, guitar
Spencer Aston, trumpet, recreation
Judy Bedford, bassoon, clarinet
Todd Brunel, clarinet, saxophone, Jazz Improvisation
Ben Fox, oboe
Andrew Goodridge, piano, accompaniment
Adam Grossman, MOTH Orchestra Director
Meghan Jacoby, flute
Ellery Klein, Fiddle Class, fiddle/violin
Guan-Ting Ku, violin
Colleen McGary Smith, cello
Dimitar Petkov, viola, violin
Kathryn Rosenbach, piano
Dawn Scaltreto, Art
Jacques Lee Wood, cello
Liana Zaretsky, violin


Tuition

  • MOTH tuition: $1,990 (includes 2 private lessons with option to enroll in more), $500 deposit due with registration
  • MOTH CIT tuition: $800 (includes 1 private lesson with option to enroll in more)
  • Audition fee: $30 (waived for current Powers students who have paid their 2016/2017 annual registration fee)
  • Summer Registration fee: $15
  • Financial Aid is available for this program on a limited, rolling basis. Download the Summer 2017 Financial Aid application here. (Having trouble viewing our PDF forms? Download Adobe Reader here for free.)

For more information about our Policies and Procedures, click here.

Music Electives for 2017

  • Jazz Improvisation: Todd Brunel
  • Fiddle Class: Ellery Klein

Afternoon Electives for 2017

  • Art: Dawn Scaltreto
  • Organized Recreation: Spencer Aston

Sample Daily Schedule:

  • 8:30–8:45 Student Drop Off
  • 8:45–8:55: Morning Meeting
  • 9:00–10:00: Ensemble 1 Coaching
  • 10:05–11:05: Ensemble 2 Coaching
  • 11:05–11:20: Break
  • 11:25-1:00: Guided practice session with CIT, private lesson, or music elective
  • 1:00-1:25: Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30: Afternoon Elective
  • 2:35-4:35 pm: Orchestra Rehearsal / Musicianship Class
  • 4:35 pm: Clean Up / Snack
  • 4:45 pm: Student Pick-Up

 

MOTH Audition Dates:

  • Monday, Feb. 13th: 3-8pm
  • Wednesday, March 8th: 3-6pm (Belmont Public School students only!)
  • Saturday, March 18th: 3-8pm
  • Wednesday, April 26th: 3-8pm
  • Monday, May 1st: 6:30-9pm

Audition Requirements:
Students are asked to play for approximately 10 minutes. Students should prepare:

  • Portions of 2 contrasting pieces that represent their playing (or two contrasting movements of the same piece
  • 2 scales (of the student’s choice, in as many octaves as possible
  • Students may be asked to sight-read

Ready to Register?

New MOTH Students:
Please complete the following:

  1. Pay your $30 Audition Fee (waived for current Powers students) - You will be asked to create an ASAP account if you do not already have one.
  2. Schedule your audition - Once we receive your payment, you will be contacted by our staff to schedule an audition time.
  3. Registration and Payment - After your audition, if you are accepted, please complete and submit your registration and tuition payment. A $500 deposit option is available both online (on the payment/check page) or with a paper registration form.


    (Also complete and submit a Summer 2017 Financial Aid application if you are interested in applying for financial aid.) Having trouble viewing our PDF forms? Download Adobe Reader here for free.

Returning MOTH Students and MYSP Orchestra Students:
Please complete the following:

  1. Complete and submit your registration and tuition payment (If paying online, you will be asked to create an ASAP account if you do not already have one.) A $500 deposit option is available both online (on the payment/check page) or with a paper registration form.


    (Also complete and submit a Summer 2017 Financial Aid application if you are interested in applying for financial aid.) Having trouble viewing our PDF forms? Download Adobe Reader here for free.
  2. Placement hearing - Once we receive your payment and registration, you will be contacted by our staff to schedule a placement hearing. 

CIT Applicants:
CIT applicants are chosen by audition and recommendation. Please refer to the Counselor-in-Training webpage for application and registration information.

 

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